Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 7 Apr 1969

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN V O L U ME F I V E A P R I L 1 9 6 9 N U M B E R SEVEN OPENING CEREMONY OF BENJAMIN FRANKL IN CENTRE " T h i s is a most significant day in the history of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for the building we are here to open today is the first university building to he ready for use, and its completion is a major step forward in the bringing together of the three constituent colleges ." "It is difficult in this day and age when there is a need for such a degree of specialized knowledge in some subjects, for a student to find time to get to know about fields outside his own, and here we have a building where he can meet other university members easily and informally.' CONTENTS Page Opening Ceremony of Benjamin Franklin Centre 1 Malta Conference 3 Seminar on the Press and Social Changes 3 Honorary Degree for Vice-Chancellor . . 6 Town Centre for Extramural Studies . 6 Book Exhibit 6 Applications for Admission to Graduat e School (1969-1970) 7 Annual Report o n Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan . . 7 Staff Profiles 9 Comings and Goings 9 College News 10 The Benjamin Franklin Centre, the first building of the University on it s own campus, was formally opened by the Chancellor, His Excellency the Governor, Sir David Trench, o n 2nd April, 1969. Sir David arrived at th e Chung Chi athletic field by helicopter and was escorted to the Centre by Vice-Chancellor Choh-Ming L i in Hi s Excellency's car. Sir David was then escorted to the dais by the Vice-Chancellor; Dr. the Hon . Sir Cho-yiu Kwan, Chairman of the University Council; Dr. R.C. Lee, Vice-Chairman of the Council and Chairman of the Campu s Planning Committee; Mr. Edwin Webb Martin, American Consul-General; and the Hon. W. Szeto , University Architect. After the National Anthem, Vice-Chancellor L i welcomed the guests to th e opening ceremony of this Centre which testifies t o "a new and happy combination of international goodwill and cooperation". The Centre was then declared open by His Excellency Sir David Trench. A reception and a tour of the building followed. This HK$2,500,000 - Centre for staff and students of the University was built with funds received from the American people , including over 55 firms and individuals, through the U.S. Department of State, The Asia Foundation and the American business community. Vice-Chancellor Choh- Mi ng L i accepted the buildin g from the Hon. W. Szeto on 21st January, 1969 in the presence of representative of the donors, including the American Consul-General, Mr. Edwin Webb Martin . The American Committee for th e Benjamin Franklin Centre consists of Mr. John L. Soong,

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